When we make a sentence in English, we normally follow the following order. Subject + Verb + Object + Adverb Of Place + Adverb Of Time. Let's see the following example.
|The boy||studies||English||well||at school||every day.|
|The maid||cleans||the house||thoroughly||every morning.|
|Mary||will get married to||George||tomorrow.|
The verb and the object of the verb normally go together. We do not usually put other words between them.
|Verb + Object|
We usually say the place before the time.
|place + time|
We can put the time at the beginning of the sentence.
- On Sunday I'm going to Paris.
- Every morning Paul walks to school.
Note that you cannot use early or late at the beginning of the sentence in this way.
A lot of adverbs are put before verbs.
- hardly ever
Let's see the following sentences.
- Paul always walks to school.
- I also walk to school.
- He often asks me to go together.
- We never go to school by car.
When there are more than one verb, we usually put an adverb after the first verb. Let's see the following examples.
- I can never forget her. ( can = the first verb, forget = the second verb )
- She has always loved him. ( has = the first verb, loved = the second verb.)
- This house has probably been neglected.
Arrange the sentences into the correct order.
In this exercise you have to choose the sentence with the correct word order in each number.
- a. She often goes to work by car. b. She goes often to work by car.
- a. She has always kept her secret. b. She always has kept her secret.
- a. I only can give you this book. b. I can only give you this book.
- a. I never will forget her. b. I will never forget her.
- a. She will probably come back. b. She probably will come back.
- her-very-likes-John-much : John likes her very much.
- nicely-Mary-talk-can-everyone-to : Mary can talk to everyone nicely.
- guide-our-English-spoke-fluently : Our guide spoke English fluently.